"I would love it to be the rule and not the exception," said Pat Derby, PAWS president and founder. "Circus animals never have a nice day. The worst zoo in the world is not as bad as the best circus."
I read this quote this morning in a news article regarding the ban of circus animals in Bolivia, the most comprehensive law of its kind in the world. As I sit here, its a beautiful seventy five degree day. The tigers are sleeping on the carpet of green grass in the compound, lounging in their pools, grooming one another, basking in the sun, cooling in the shade, or whatever they so desire. Soon they will all eat, without needing to fight over their portions or hanging off a wildebeest ass while its screaming, "I ain't even dead yet!"
It escapes me to believe they would rather live in a Chinese tiger factory, harvested for traditional medicine and liquor. Well cheers to you, Pat, with a glass of tiger wine. Our cats ungraciosly decline your offer.